Added reply in a thread Enduro and trail riding as cross training for an MX track-focused racer 6/23/2022 11:26 AM

I think a good reference point might be the interview with Johnny O'Mara and David Bailey that Steve Mathes did quite a few years ago. The boys talked about their training in the mid-80's at the Honda Hills and how that track might be groomed once a ... more »

Added reply in a thread Husky fe 501s vs fe 350s? Opinions wanted 6/19/2022 3:05 PM

I'm finishing my first year with a 501s and, like others, can confirm that I love it. That being said, I think you need to consider a bunch of other factors in making your decision, some of which haven't been mentioned here. For instance, I'm over 200

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Added reply in a thread Husqvarna / KTM Adjusting Rider Ergo's 6/14/2022 1:09 PM

I'm 6'1'' but have long legs coupled with f'd knees. I run the bars as far forward as possible, have dropped pegs and a tall seat. On bad days, it feels like I could use even a little more of a gap. The offroad guys deal with basically the same ergos, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Woody woodpecker honda 6/5/2022 12:44 PM

Worked OK on this yellow AF, but we're still waiting for the checks from the studio and In-N-Out...

Added reply in a thread 50th Anniversary Edition 2023 Honda CRF450R 5/31/2022 2:55 PM engines...

Added reply in a thread $24k CR 500 5/7/2022 9:38 AM

I took a screenshot of that from the "sale" back in April last year. It seems to have sold for over that at the time, but had definitely gone all the way to crazy town in terms of pricing. As a long, long time 500 rider, it makes me wonder how many guys

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Added reply in a thread What do you do to a brand new bike before riding? 5/3/2022 12:45 PM

Before laying a hand on it, put it in a favorite location and take lots of pictures. Dirt bikes look especially nice when they are brand new, and, thanks to all the plastics and soft surfaces, are notorious for looking beat up when they are even a little

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Added reply in a thread Number Plate and Number Colors 5/2/2022 9:22 AM

Yes, the OP seems to be Canadian and things were always a bit different there. On the basic level, it's about ability not machine size, so red on white for Juniors (and pre-75 it was white on green for Juniors), black on yellow for Intermediates, and ... more »

Added reply in a thread When did riding/racing really take a back seat to career/school? 5/2/2022 8:52 AM

For me (and likely many others), economic considerations are probably at the core of many of these decisions. In high school (early 70's) I barely made enough at my part time job to support a fairly rudimentary racing habit. I worked, rode, went to school ... more »

Added reply in a thread Official - Ryan Dungey Coming Out of Retirement! 4/29/2022 12:34 PM

I suspect his secret weapon will be free coffee (and lots of it) for everyone on the line. The other suspicion I have is that they had a stop watch on RD every time he threw a leg over a bike in the last month or so, and those times were likely determined ... more »

Added reply in a thread Wilson............? 4/14/2022 6:11 PM

Motoxdoc - You and DrG are not alone, as this guy (170) is also a chiro but up in Canada. He's pretty good at it too as Dino always books a visit whenever he is back in his home town and checks in regularly on a remote basis as well. And, apart from

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Added reply in a thread Which privateer keeps it going? 4/14/2022 12:23 PM

I'm a big fan of Ryan Breece. He showed up at our local track a few years ago for a special one-off race we put on. He thoroughly dominated, but fit in like any of the locals working out of his van and all. He was a real privateer then and now, and earns ... more »

Added reply in a thread FULL SEND across the Desert....Wowzers! 4/13/2022 4:03 PM

Here's another favorite old school dez/smoke bomb pic. I understand the promoter of the race screwed up and sent the water truck in 10 minutes after they went by...

Added reply in a thread How bad does roost bother you? 3/28/2022 11:29 AM

I was always an open class rider, and roost from a pack of 500 2S bikes always sucked. It certainly taught how to choose different lines when things got too bad though. How bad did it get? Pic below shows my nearly new '88 CR after a particularly bad

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Added reply in a thread BRP Resurrecting Can-Am With Help From Alta... 3/25/2022 9:35 AM

As a starting point, I'm sure they have lots of parts left over from these:

Added reply in a thread Has anyone ever built a bike from scratch? 3/24/2022 12:40 PM

I think there is a big difference between "building a bike from scratch" and doing a resto. These days, the best examples of major bike rebuilds would be the many examples of 500cc motors stuffed into all manner of frames. With so many off-the-shelf

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Added reply in a thread School a young fella on CR500s 3/21/2022 8:53 PM

I've debated with myself how to weigh in on this subject. I rode CR500's from '86 into the mid-90's, with a new bike pretty well every year, and even now I still have an early Service Honda in the garage. But how to ride them? If you plan on competing

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Added reply in a thread Favorite MX Helmets 3/15/2022 6:04 PM

Maybe not the coolest paintjob, but certainly the coolest helmet of the early/mid 80's. I found this one new in the box at a parts store in the "motorcycle district" outside of Tokyo in the early 2k's...

Added reply in a thread Husqvarna FE 501/S 3/15/2022 5:41 PM

I bought a 501s last year and I'm definitely a fan of the bike. There's lots of chatter on Thumpertalk about mods for these things, but probably some of the best overall info/discussion is on Dirt Bike's website. They've done pretty decent tests and

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Added reply in a thread Tell Us About YOUR “Home Track” ? 3/11/2022 9:42 AM

It definitely is still there and the Club bends over backwards to keep it open. Urban creep is always an issue and, as you can imagine, there's lots of people who don't like dirt bikes on a variety of levels. It's pretty successful though, and had nearly

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